New Delhi: February 11, 2009 – The Pakistan government has filed a case against Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only terrorist captured alive for the Mumbai terrorist attacks in November 2008, media reports in the country say.
The media reports say charges have been filed against Kasab and 13 other people after the country’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) conducted a probe into the Mumbai attacks.
Islamabad ordered the FIA probe after India’s allegation that the Mumbai attacks were plotted in Pakistan.
Kasab reportedly told Indian authorities that he and his nine other attackers were Pakistani, he was trained in Pakistan, and his handlers are still there
Indian authorities will frame charges against Kasab, who is currently in an undisclosed location, by the month end.
A British newspaper and Pakistani media have shown evidence that Kasab belonged to Faridkot village in Okara district of Punjab province but Islamabad has rejected these reports.
The Mumbai attacks began November 26 and lasted for nearly three days. The 10 gunmen attacked 10 sites across India’s financial capital, including two five-star hotels, the main train station, popular restaurants and a Jewish centre.